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The Silent War : The Cold War Battle Beneath the Sea - John Pina Craven

The Silent War

The Cold War Battle Beneath the Sea

Paperback Published: 2nd April 2002
ISBN: 9780743223263
Number Of Pages: 304

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Packed with the technological details and insights into military strategy that fans of Tom Clancy relish, "The Silent War" is a riveting look at the darkest days of the Cold War. It reveals, in gripping detail, the espionage, innovative high technology, and heroic seafaring the United States employed against the Soviet Union in the battle for nuclear and military supremacy. John Pi?a Craven, who shared management responsibility for the submarine-borne Polaris missile system, captures the excitement and the dangers of the times as he recounts the true stories behind some of the century's most shocking headlines and reveals harrowing episodes kept hidden from the public.

Craven describes for the first time the structural problems that almost caused the destruction of the Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, and presents startling information about the race to recover a hydrogen bomb from the B-52 bomber that went down off the coast of Spain. In a report no fan of "The Hunt for Red October" will want to miss, he provides a fascinating, authoritative perspective on the Navy's reaction to the rogue Soviet submarine and its mission.

A major contribution to Cold War history and literature, "The Silent War" will appeal to military buffs and fans of nonstop adventure thrillers alike.

Industry Reviews

Harry Eager The Maui News A fine mix of derring-do, good old American know-how, and personal strife and achievement.
Norman M. Brown Chicago Tribune Compelling.
Theodore L. Gaillard, Jr. Proceedings of the U.S. Naval Institute A must-read for those interested in the technology, management, and intelligence-gathering challenges triggered by tense Cold War competition beneath the seas...Remarkable.

In Peril Under the Sea
Design for Deterrence
A Calculus of Terror
An Oracle in Washington
Out of the Deep to Target, Perfect
War and Peace: Some Like It Hot
Triumph to Tragedy
The Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle
Humans As Marine Mammals
The Fisherman's Friend
The Tide of Destiny
Two-and-Twenty -- The Aquatic Circus
The Hunt for Red September: A Tale of Two Submarines
Pensate Profundus
MIT Days
A Sea Lawyer in Hawaii
The Man Who Was Not There
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ISBN: 9780743223263
ISBN-10: 0743223268
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 2nd April 2002
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.41